We just love having friends. Online, that is. Hey, look at me – I have so and so friends on Facebook, so and so followers on twitter. So many connections on Linkedin and Myspace or whatever other otherworldly connectedness one subscribes to. We email, tweet, fax, call and text each other 24/7.
And yet, the minute we go outside, inevitably stepping away from the computer screen we do whatever we can to avoid actual ‘togetherness’ – for lack of a better word. We’re constantly tuned in to our ipads/cellphones and other gadgets. Our ears are constantly plugged into ipods and mp3 players. We organize massive raves where hundreds of people all listen to their own personal devices (separately) and dance ‘together.’
No value judgments. Just ruminatin’.